Category Archives: Contingency Planning

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Avoidance

– There are a number of confusing differences of opinion with respect to handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the confusion seems to center around a common misunderstanding of the roles of various mitigation approaches. Perhaps this is a case where those managing the pandemic could benefit from…

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Plans, Exercises and Warnings

– Like many others during this stay-at-home period, I have been sorting through old articles and reports, culling out those that are no longer of value. But, in the process, I came across a number of documents relevant to the current pandemic. One such document was “Scenario Update 3” of a…

Security Risks during Recovery and Repair

– With “all hands-on deck” battling the coronavirus pandemic, it is difficult to turn one’s attention to recovery and reconstruction of the many organizations that have had to be reduced or closed down Yet now is the time to be planning and preparing for recovery and rebuilding, as some…

Y2K … Two Decades Later

– Why didn’t I use the title “Y2K at Twenty” for this column to match “The FS-ISAC at Twenty” that was posted on BlogInfoSec on January 6, 2020? Good question … easy answer. Because The New York Times commandeered “Y2K @ 20” for their online presentations. I will get to one of…

The Cyber Tipping Point—Are We There Yet?

– As known cyberattacks are being reported as increasing in number, frequency and severity, you have to ask whether we are reaching, or have already reached, a tipping point where everyone gets so disgusted or frightened with the incessant and egregious barrage of attacks that they tune out. On…